ADNOC Begins Construction on Middle East’s First High-Speed Hydrogen Refueling Station
ADNOC announced the construction of the Middle East’s first high-speed hydrogen refueling station in Masdar City. The station will create clean hydrogen from water using an electrolyser powered by clean grid electricity. Additionally, the partnership with Toyota and Al-Futtaim Motors will test a high-speed hydrogen refuelling station. The station will be used by a fleet of clean hydrogen-powered vehicles.
Hydrogen: A Cleaner Alternative to Battery-Powered Electric Vehicles
Hydrogen creates no carbon dioxide emissions when used and has the highest energy per mass of any fuel. It can provide vehicles with a longer driving range and quicker refuelling times compared to battery-powered electric vehicles. Additionally, the partnership with Toyota and Al-Futtaim Motors will test a high-speed hydrogen refuelling station. The station will be used by a fleet of clean hydrogen-powered vehicles.
ADNOC’s Commitment to Decarbonisation Technologies
Sultan Al Jaber, CEO of ADNOC, announced that the company has allocated AED55.1 billion to advance and accelerate lower-carbon solutions. ADNOC aims to reduce its carbon intensity by 25% by 2030 and enable its Net Zero by 2050 ambitions. Hydrogen will be a critical fuel for the energy transition, helping to decarbonise economies at scale.
The Partnership with Toyota and Al Futtaim Motors
Under the partnership, Toyota and Al Futtaim Motors will provide a fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles. Besides, the programme will aid ADNOC in comprehending hydrogen’s potential in mobility projects. Equally important, it will help position the UAE among the largest hydrogen producers by 2031. Furthermore, the pilot programme will explore how high-speed refuelling can optimize hydrogen use. Additionally, it supports the UAE’s National Hydrogen Strategy. Lastly, it is a crucial step towards achieving the country’s ambitious goals.
ADNOC Distribution to Operate the Station
ADNOC Distribution will operate the station upon its completion later this year. A second station, in Dubai Golf City, will be fitted with a conventional hydrogen fuelling system. Furthermore, through this pilot programme, ADNOC will gather important data. Equally important is how hydrogen transportation technology performs. This will further develop the UAE’s hydrogen infrastructure. Moreover, ADNOC will use this data to improve the technology. In addition, they will also analyze the environmental impact. Next, they will implement any necessary changes. ADNOC aims to lead the region in hydrogen transportation.
ADNOC’s commitment to sustainability and decarbonisation technologies is clear and urgent. The Middle East’s first high-speed hydrogen refuelling station is a significant step towards reducing carbon emissions. The partnership with Toyota will provide valuable insights into how hydrogen can best be used in mobility projects. This supports the UAE’s National Hydrogen Strategy.